CPIA and CNIA Deplore and Firmly Reject US so-called Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

PVTIME – Shortly after the US President Joe Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act into law which bans all imports from Xinjiang on December 23 local time, China Photovoltaic Industry Association (hereinafter referred to as CPIA) and China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (hereinafter referred to as CNIA) deplored and firmly rejected the Act in statements respectively.

According to the statements, CPIA and CNIA pointed that the Act maliciously denigrates the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang in disregard of facts and truth. It seriously violates international law and basic norms governing international relations.

CPIA and CNIA said the so-called allegations of “forced labor” and “genocide” in Xinjiang are nothing but vicious lies concocted by anti-China forces. Xinjiang’s economic development and social stability is recognized by the whole world. The fact that residents of all ethnic groups there enjoy happy and fulfilling lives is witnessed by all. The US side keeps using Xinjiang-related issues to create rumors and make trouble. Essentially it is engaging in political manipulation and economic coercion, and seeking to undermine Xinjiang’s prosperity and stability and contain China’s development under the pretext of human rights.

CPIA and CNIA stated that crafting conspiracies and plots with Xinjiang-related issues will not stop the pursuit of a better life by people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang Province or hold back China’s development. The US acts totally violate market principles and commercial ethics. The US will only undermine the stability of global industrial and supply chains, disrupt international trade order and hurt the US’ own interests and credibility.

The photovoltaic and nonferrous metals companies in Xinjiang, China, strictly follow international conventions to produce and operate. people in Xinjiang choose jobs according to their own wishes. Based on the principle of equality and voluntariness, residents sign labor contracts with companies in accordance with the law and obtain corresponding remuneration.

The statements said that photovoltaic and nonferrous metals companies in Xinjiang welcome people from all over the world, including people from the US industry, to visit Xinjiang for independent understanding and independent judgment.

CPIA and CNIA fully support the Chinese government to take all necessary countermeasures and strongly oppose US bullying. CPIA and CNIA are firmly resolved in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests. CPIA and CNIA admonish the US to correct the mistake immediately, and stop using Xinjiang-related issues to spread lies, interfere in China’s internal affairs and contain China’s development.